White Swan

An exhausted, shivering girl is captured in a dark world of machinery. As she escapes into her imagination a mesmerizing world unfolds.

White Swan is director Sil van der Woerd's second music video for singer Lolly Jane Blue. The video was shot in a dead coal mine in Belgium with the Red One camera. The post production was done in collaboration with students from Gnomon School of Visual Effects.

A former student of Gnomon himself, Sil had seen first-hand the level of talent of students at Gnomon, but was surprised with the outcome of the project in many ways. "I was really blown away at how flexible and well-rounded the students were that worked on the video," says Sil. "I would throw them a very complex task and they were able to problem solve and get the work done. It turned out better than even I expected and I had set the bar extremely high. The dedication to not just get it done, but to get it done perfectly was apparent from the start."

See more work from Sil van der Woerd at silvanderwoerd.com.

Post Production Credits

Sil van der Woerd
Evaldas Cesnavicius
Jorik Dozy
Jake Raymor
Aernout Van Pallandt
Josh Herman
Rajbir Dhalla
Scott Line
Devon Fay
Ingin Kim
Johanna Daluz
Coleman Gibb
Amanda Yoshida
Trevor Wallace
Ioannis Karathomas
Lorin Zilka
Nicole Torres
Melissa Altobello
Gideon Vandegrift
Eric Miller
Nikki Coletta
Mahzad Shariari
Chris Kroll
Nitin Garg
Ebrahim Jahromi
Wei-Chuan Hsu
Danny Wynne
Christina Whiteley
Jason Burton
Tefft Smith II
Alexander Nietzold
Michael Cacciamani
Christine Alpas
Josh Iwanski
Chris Perkowitz
Lisa Bacareza
Brian Shaw
Jorki Dozy
Adam Deutsch

Best Music Video - HDFest

Best Music Video
HDFest

Special Jury Prize - Amsterdam Film Festival

Special Jury Prize
Amsterdam Film Festival

2nd place Dutch music video competition - Shoot Me Film Festival

2nd Place Dutch Music Video Competition
Shoot Me Film Festival

Best Music Video, Best Music Performer - Lolly Jane Blue - I've Seen Films Festival

Best Music Video: White Swan
Best Music Performer: Lolly Jane Blue
I've Seen Films Festival

Making White Swan

On July 11th, 2009 Sil and his team of Gnomon students and faculty gave an in-depth presentation covering the creation of White Swan.

Gnomon School of Visual Effects specializes in computer graphics training for careers in the entertainment industry.